Sparrow Health System and UnitedHealthcare Enhance Access to Care for Mid-Michigan Residents Through Expanded Relationship

Published: Thursday, April 1, 2021

LANSING, Mich. — Sparrow Health System and UnitedHealthcare have expanded their network relationship, giving people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored and individual health plans access to Sparrow Hospital and Sparrow Specialty Hospital in Lansing as well as Sparrow Clinton Hospital in St. Johns.

UnitedHealthcare members enrolled in employer-sponsored and individual plans continue to have in-network access to Sparrow Carson, Eaton and Ionia hospitals.

The expanded relationship reflects Sparrow and UnitedHealthcare’s shared commitment to improving access to quality care, enhancing clinical outcomes, lowering the cost of care and creating an exceptional patient experience. 

“We are excited about our collaboration with UnitedHealthcare, which will offer more Mid-Michigan residents access to care at the region’s only community-owned, community-based health system,” said James F. Dover, FACHE, president and CEO of Sparrow Health System.

“We are always looking for ways to enhance the quality and value of our health plans, which is why we are so pleased that our members now have access to care at additional Sparrow hospitals,” said Dustin Hinton, CEO, UnitedHealthcare in Michigan. “Sparrow is an important care provider, and our expanded relationship offers the people we serve in the Lansing area greater choice and access to quality, cost-effective care.”

UnitedHealthcare serves more than 800,000 people in Michigan enrolled in Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, employer-sponsored and individual health plans with a network of nearly 150 hospitals and 48,000 physicians and other care providers statewide.

About Sparrow Health System
Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia and St. Johns, as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group, the Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit Sparrow.org.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.3 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.

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